Spiritual and Religious Life

Spiritual and Religious Life

While Washington and Lee University is a non-sectarian institution, we realize that spirituality is part of a student's holistic development. We provide programs, resources and spaces for all students to learn, explore and grow.

Washington and Lee Hillel House

The center for Jewish life on campus and in the community, Washington and Lee Hillel is your Jewish home away from home. Inclusive and pluralistic, dedicated to offering the entire community opportunities to engage in all facets of Jewish life, Hillel builds Jewish identity by nurturing intellectual and spiritual growth, supporting interfaith engagement and robust community service work.

Sacred Space

Elrod Commons Room 319 is a dedicated and consecrated room set aside for prayer, contemplation and meditation. The space is available for individuals during regular Elrod Commons hours and may be reserved in advance for small group gatherings.

Religious Gatherings

Lexington is home to several churches of many denominations that are attended by students, faculty, staff and community members alike. In addition, there are many student-led clubs and organizations focused on bringing students together to practice faith on campus.

Shaping Traditions

Religious Life
"My earliest memories are of running around under the table with my cousins during my family’s own weekly Shabbat dinners, and now I am one of the 'adults' putting together these celebrations for fellow students."